Meet The Studio M Kitchen & Bath Design Team

Award-winning cabinetry designers


Danielle Lardani
Kitchen & Bath Designer

Hardworking, creative, and service-minded, Danielle is the third generation of her family to be involved in the design industry. As a small child, she was fascinated by the blueprints that her father brought home from the commercial drywall and plaster company that was founded by her grandfather. It was there that her love of design was first sparked!

After completing her AAS degree in Interior Design, Danielle continued her studies at the Florence Design Academy in Italy. During her studies in Europe, her passion was ignited when she realized that the kitchen was truly the heart of the home – and that became her inspiration to take the NKBA accredited program in Kitchen and Bath Design upon her return to the US.

A true “people person,” Danielle’s outgoing nature puts her clients at ease and fosters many lasting relationships! In each project, her goal is two-fold: to ensure that her client’s finished space truly reflects them, and that they feel taken care of throughout the entire process.

When Danielle’s not measuring a space for her newest design, you can find her, snowmobiling up north (weather permitting!), laughing with friends over a good meal (Italian, of course!) or enjoying her morning breve with cinnamon and honey.

763-717-8571
dlardani@studiomdesigncenter.com

Kitchen and Bath Designer Danielle Lardani


Danee Bohn, CMKBD
Kitchen & Bath Designer

Danee is a true cabinetry expert with a keen eye for design. Her ability to adapt to various styles allows her to provide unique design solutions for her clients and help them transform their spaces into rooms that they love.

Her bubbly personality makes her easy to work with throughout the design process. She builds lasting relationships with contractors and tradespeople, works with them to ensure the project is done right, and takes care of her clients along the way.

Danee received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design at the University of Nebraska - Kearney. Danee’s design career then took her to Anchorage, AK where she specialized in designing kitchens & bathrooms for 7 years and had several of her design projects published in the Alaska’s Best Kitchen Magazine and a feature in Alaska Home Magazine.

Over the course of her design career, Danee has been an active member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and was a 2015 NKBA 30 Under 30 recipient, 2016 Best of KBIS Judge, NKBA Southern Californian Chapter’s 2019 Design Contest Judge and 2020 30 Under 30 Judge.

When not sharing her expertise or working on fun design projects, she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities/weight training and attending live Broadway performances.

763-717-8543
dbohn@studiomdesigncenter.com



Olivia Flicker
Kitchen & Bath Designer

When Olivia moved from Southern California to Minnesota as a teenager, her youthful passion for art and design were unleashed in an unexpected way: she designed her bedroom in her new home. The spark was ignited, and from then on, Olivia knew what she was meant to do.  She completed the NKBA-accredited Kitchen and Bath program at Century College and continued her education at the University of Wisconsin – Stout with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. Following internships in both commercial and residential design, she zeroed in on residential design, as it allows her to “turn her client’s house into a home.” In fact, Olivia was named 2018 Co-op Student of the Year for her outstanding work as an intern in a California residential interior design firm.

Olivia’s kitchen and bath foundation informed her interior design work and gave her a unique perspective, with her designs often featuring beautiful built-in cabinetry. She put all the pieces together and pursued a position in the residential kitchen and bath industry. Olivia’s enthusiasm, artistic talent and creativity make her a valuable contributor to the Studio M Kitchen & Bath team.

A California Girl at heart, Olivia remains an ardent Anaheim Ducks fans. We’re too “Minnesota Nice” to hold that against her, as we’re pretty confident that she’ll eventually go local and support the Minnesota Wild.

763-717-8515
oflicker@studiomdesigncenter.com



Bre Haefner
Kitchen & Bath Designer

Little did Bre know when she struck up a conversation with her seatmate (who happened to be Studio M Kitchen & Bath General Manager Kelly Davert) on a flight several years ago that their relationship would blossom into an enduring career mentorship, leading to Bre’s dream job here at Studio M Kitchen & Bath.

Bre grew up in the remodeling business in Fargo, North Dakota, often accompanying her father to job site visits. Her powerful work ethic was influenced, in part, by observing her parents and their commitment to always being honest, trustworthy and living up to expectations. Bre loved hands-on work, regardless of whether it was with a tool belt or gathering fabric swatches. After earning her BA in Interior Design, Bre moved to the Twin Cities to launch her career.

After starting out in home design product sales, Bre transitioned to cabinetry design and soon found her passion. She places a high priority on building strong relationships with her clients and asking the right questions to learn how they live – or want to live - in their home. Her designs reflect their visions and enhance the functionality of each space.

When she’s not working, Bre enjoys being on the water with family and friends in the summer, and vacationing in warm places in the winter. But most of all she loves spending time with her fiancé and their black lab puppy, Pyper.

763-717-8512
bhaefner@studiomdesigncenter.com



Brynne Hempel, Allied ASID
Kitchen & Bath Designer

Years before it became popularized on HGTV, Brynne’s grandparents purchased and renovated old, historic homes in rural southeastern Minnesota, often lived in them for a while, then sold them. They “flipped” homes well before the term was coined.

This love for home renovation was passed down to Brynne, who obtained her degree in Interior Design from Oregon State University. She has been in the Kitchen and Bath industry for 10 years: five years in design and sales, followed by five years as a cabinet rep for several product lines, providing product support and training to sales staff at home centers throughout the Midwest.

After learning “both sides” of the cabinetry business, she found that her passion fell firmly in the realm of design. She came to Studio M K&B on the recommendation of fellow design team member Danee Bohn, who knew of Brynne’s talent. Both Danee and Brynne were awarded the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s “NKBA 30 Under 30 Award” in 2015.

Brynne begins her work with clients by really getting to know them. Her friendly, approachable, and easy-going manner makes the conversation natural – and it helps Brynne understand exactly what her clients need to make their new space work for them. Brynne firmly believes that function is Priority 1, and her designs reflect this commitment.

When Brynne is not at Studio M, you can find her enjoying time with her husband, Randy, their young son, Tristan, and three cuddly cats. In their “free” time, Brynne and her husband are following in her family’s footsteps by renovating their own historic home in Minneapolis.

763-717-8537
bhempel@studiomdesigncenter.com



Tara Slater

Kitchen & Bath Design Assistant

Like so many talented individuals in the design industry, Tara grew up in a creative, hands-on family. Her father took on home renovation projects, and her mother excelled in crafting and sewing. Despite her own passion for creativity, she earned her BA in Business and worked in real estate and accounting for several years.

Desiring a career that would tap into her creative side and bring more personal satisfaction, Tara enrolled in Century College and earned an Associate degree in Interior Design. While in school, she worked at various home design centers, where she excelled in pulling all the pieces together for a project – including countertops, tile, flooring, window treatments, and more.

Tara is eagerly embracing the opportunity to assist our team in cabinet design and project management. When she is not busy at work, Tara and her husband enjoy camping, travelling, and spending time outdoors with their three shih tzu rescues, Fig, Barry, and CC.

763-717-8517
tslater@studiomdesigncenter.com